Historic Preservation Master Plan

Exterior of local historic district colonial village apartments

Master Plan Update

The Historic Preservation Program is updating its Master Plan, which will direct the priorities and programmatic activities of Arlington's Historic Preservation Program for the next decade. This process, which started in May 2020, will culminate with the adoption of a new Master Plan in 2023.

More about the Historic Preservation Master Plan Update

The Historic Preservation Master Plan is the primary guide for historic resources in the County. The purpose of this plan is to establish proactive priorities, goals, and objectives for County historic preservation activities that involve the historic built environment and County history in general. The Historic Preservation Master Plan serves as a guide to communicate the County’s Historic Preservation policies to citizens, businesses, developers, and others.

Current Historic Preservation Master Plan (adopted Dec. 2006)


The Implementation Framework (found in Appendix 2) completes the Master Plan by describing how the County will accomplish the efforts implied in its strategies, setting out an approach to implementation focused on the actions of County staff and elected and appointed officials.